The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, June 27-29, 2014

Happening All Weekend:

Alamo Kids Camp – Friday, June 27, Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. Showtimes vary. See Space Jam (Slaughter Lane), Curious George (Village), or Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Lakeline). All Alamo Kids Camp screenings are FREE! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. Only children age 3 and up are permitted to attend. Participating locations: Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin; Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin, and Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Romeo and Juliet (Round Rock) – Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Penfold in the Park’s Romeo & Juliet takes place in the amphitheater of the Centennial Plaza. Audiences are welcome to arrive early with their own food and drink, or to purchase it from the concessions tent. For middle school ages and up. Arrive early for a pre-show, starting at 7:30 p.m. FREE but donations are appreciated. This is the final weekend to see the play! Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Music for Wilderness Lake – Friday, June 27 at 8:15 p.m. (dusk) and Saturday, June 28 at 6:30 a.m. (dawn). Twelve trombonists positioned around the lagoon play meditative music across the water to one another at dusk while the music is cued via flags from a raft in the lagoon. Music for Wilderness Lake, a piece of environmental music written by Canadian composer and sound theorist R. Murray Schafer, explores the natural soundscape present at these transformative times of day. The trombonists will also perform a companion work alongside the outdoor sculptural commission by Orly Genger. FREE! Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin

Friday

East End 4th Friday – Friday, June 27 from 5-9:00 p.m. The East End IBIZ District combines a mix of rich cultural history with newer locally owned businesses, leading it to become one of Austin’s most attractive destinations. Come out and support your local businesses. The entire family can wander the streets while stopping to enjoy a variety of happy hours, music, shopping, and more. Many businesses will be offering special promotions, sales, deals, discounts, and even FREE goodies for attendees. East End IBIZ District, E 11th St & Rosewood Ave, Austin.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. Relax and sway to the sounds of calypso and Caribbean tunes from Inside Out Steelband. Food will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. Pfamily, pfriends, and pfurry pets welcome. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and cash for food — or enjoy your own picnic. There’s even a playground on site for the kids. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Music on the Square Summer Concerts (Georgetown) – Friday, June 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night. Pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring your own picnic (no glass please). This week, enjoy country tunes by Cowboy Nemo. FREE! Courthouse Square, Georgetown.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, June 27 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Texas folk by Emilie Clepper. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, June 27 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. World music by Mundi. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Friday Family Fun Night: The Zoo Show (Round Rock) - Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. Kaleidoscope Toys will host The Michael Hick’s Zoo Show, a traveling interactive animal show from the Capital of Texas Zoo. Admission is FREE with one food item donation per person, for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock.Advertisement
Friday Night Films: Weird Science – Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Grab a seat and join South Shore District for this FREE screening on the lawn. The Peached Tortilla will be on-site for food and beverage purchases. Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, so you know it’s gonna be awesome. Weird Science (1985) is rated PG-13. South Shore District, 1333 Shore District Dr, Austin.

Saturday:

Big Don Kids Show – Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Enjoy a FREE show for kids with this local Hip Hop hero! FREE! Strange Brew, Lounge Side, 5326 Manchaca Road, Austin.

Wild Goose Chase Theater Performance (Bee Cave) - Saturday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Visiting from Nashville, A WILD GOOSE CHASE! takes audience members to a world filled with dancing pants, mischievous spaceships, adventurous meatballs, and many more whimsical images. Poetry springs hilariously to life as soon as Mark Sandbank’s shadow puppets hit the screen! Great for all ages! FREE! Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Pkwy, Bee Cave.

Storytime and Craft- Saturday, June 28, starting at 11:00 a.m. Join us as we read Cheap Rhinoceros for Sale for Storytime! Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros? Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this cherished classic from Shel Silverstein. Stick around because there will be a  Rubber Band Race Cars Hands-On Learning Event for kids ages 7 and up at noon.  Learn the cool aspects of physics by building your own speeding race car! Space is limited so call the store to reserve your child a space. FREE! Barnes and Noble in the Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., Austin.

Keep Austin Weird Fest- Saturday, June 28, from 2:00- 10:00 p.m. We all know it takes a certain amount of weird to fuel our beloved city of Austin. So think of the Keep Austin Weird Fest + 5K as the ultimate celebration and toast to Austin—to what it is, to what its becoming and to what it will always be, WEIRD. There will be live music, good eats, and plenty of Weird Austin attractions! Tickets: Fest, $20 per person, kids 12 and under are free. Bring your strangest, wildest, most outrageous costume and you could win a full year of free Amy’s Ice Cream! On the green at The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Lucas Miller Concert – Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m. For ages 5 and up. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. Note that in some locations, free tickets (available in the branch on the day of the program) will be required for admittance in order to ensure safety. FREE! Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin.

Red White and Blue Ball- Saturday, June 28, gates open at 3 p.m. The third annual event features music from Shinyribs, Danny Malone, Leopold And His Fiction, Calliope Musicals, Chipper Jones, Golden Dawn Arkestra and The Gents.  In addition to amazing live music, guests can enjoy a HUGE water slide, free overnight camping in a beautifully wooded campground, tasty offerings from local food trucks, cheap on-site parking, misting stations, local artisan vendors and more. Tickets: $25 general admission. The Ball Farm, 119 Red Bird Lane, Dale.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival (Bee Cave) – Saturday, June 28, from 4 p.m. – midnight. Shop more than 75 art vendors and enjoy family fun! Live music includes: Live music includes the Lost and Nameless Orchestra (4:15 p.m.), Dale Watson & His Lone Stars (5:30 p.m.), Mayeux and Broussard (7 p.m.), Residual Kid (8 p.m.), Minor Mishap Marching Band (8:45 p.m.), and Quiet Company (9:30 p.m.). There will be two fireworks shows: a kids’ show at 9 p.m. and “the best firework show in Central Texas” at 11:00 p.m.  Admission and parking for the festival are FREE! Hill Country Galleria (directions), 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Sunday:

18 Below Groundwork Music Orchestra- Sunday, June 29 at noon. 18 Below and Groundwork Music Orchestra will be featuring music played by people of all ages. Coffee, brunch, family-friendly! Austin Ale House, 301 W. 6th Street, Austin.

Catherine Prystup
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